[QUOTE=Shellback;30950]Below is a paragraph found in CFR 10.213…
If the normal Navy sea time given by NMC, is 60% for a qualified rate, can the info in paragrph © be added to that?
Here is an example…If a QM2 has a 1000 days of sea service and NMC applies the 60% rule which would then be 600 days…Could the passage in paragraph © then be added?? the 400 days left over should then have the 25 % applied to them for an additional 100 days, right?
(c) In addition to underway service, members of the Armed Forces may
obtain creditable service for periods of assignment to vessels at times
other than underway, such as in port, at anchor, or in training.
Normally, a 25% factor is applied to these time periods. This experience
can be equated with general shipboard familiarity, training,[/QUOTE]
The simple answer is YES! The best form of documentation are your evals or fitreps, in continuity for your entire time in service. I also included completed copies of my SWO PQS book (I know it was geeky to keep it but it worked in my favor) along with every other certificate, letter, qualification, and school that I had in my service record (including my shellback & blue nose certificates). The clerk at the Houston REC didn’t know what to do with my 500+ page application package. I can’t say for sure but by my calculations, I received a little over 85% of my time in the service (all sea duty except for 2 years). I was evaluated at NMC but according to my evaluator my application went to a “different” evaluator who specifically evaluated military sea service. It took damn near 6 months but I got more sea service than I was expecting. All because I read the same passage that you did and interpreted it the same way you do.